Greg Phipps, a Democrat, represents District 4 on Charlotte City Council. Prior to his election in November 2013, he was appointed in January 2005 to fill the unexpired 10-month term of former District 4 council member Malcolm Graham upon his election to the North Carolina legislature.
Council member Phipps serves as chair of the Budget Committee and is the Council representative on the board of University City Partners. He is also a member of the Transportation and Planning, Community Safety and Governance and Accountability Committees.
Phipps served as chair of the Keep Charlotte Beautiful Committee from 2006 to 2009 and was appointed to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, where he served until his election to City Council. He is a graduate of the CMPD Citizens Academy, former member of the CMPD University City Leadership Council, president of Back Creek-II homeowners’ association and an organizer of Precinct 204.
Phipps recently retired as a national bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – US Treasury Department, Large Bank Supervision Division. His primary responsibilities included anti-money laundering activities, global economic sanctions and financial crimes compliance. He is the 2012 recipient of OCC’s Albert Wornum Jr. CARE Leadership Award. Council member Phipps is the Council representative on the executive board of University City Partners.
He received a bachelor of arts degree in marketing/management from Hampton University in Hampton, Va. and a diploma from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
A native of Richmond, Va., Phipps and his wife Lemair have three adult children.